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09-06-2004, 09:59 PM
Does anyone have any thoughts on if this device could "potientially" be a Snapstream hardware client? They have published an open SDK which looks like they want 3rd parties to develop apps for. I think combining this hardware device with software/services from Snapstream would be a great solution.
09-07-2004, 08:12 AM
Not currently promoted as a video appliance yet but:
300MHZ MIPS CPU
HD MPEG2 Hardware Decode Engine
16MB of internal flash memory
64MB DDR DRAM
2D & 3D Engine
Current 3d party development projects:
High-definition movie player for the Roku HD1000. Plays MPEG2 Transport & Program Streams (VOBs) and supports streaming playback via VLC
09-08-2004, 02:53 PM
Knock it down to $99.99 and it's plausible. Hell, I would buy 3 at $99.99 if it SMB's to some directory. I wouldn't mind making meta-files for it, if it was customizable.
As it IS only a client, it would be great for someone who already has a machine dedicated to recording and storing.
But for $299.99? Come on, get real.
09-09-2004, 03:13 PM
I agree the price is somewhat high, however, so is time to manage a small purpose built PC that might have some additional power and features. I would really like this convergence of media technology to come together. Right now it seems there are point software products and point hardware products that use their own streaming technology. I like the openness Roku has taken with their OS, which makes sense to couple with a strong software solution on a server, like Snapstream.
What I really look forward to is a set-top box which connects via gig to a media server, streaming video, pictures and music. Then maybe add VoIP, video phone, etc.:D
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